St. Joseph Hospital
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Hospital Services

Admitting

The Admitting Department takes information from patients and prepares a chart that follows the patient throughout the hospital stay. Patients are also given a folder with patient information concerning Patient Rights, Advanced Directives and hospital services.

Ambulatory Surgery

This private and separate unit is designed for patients requiring a less than one-day stay for surgical procedures. Patients recover in our post anesthesia area or are brought back to the Unit immediately after surgery. Private parking is provided for your convenience.

Balance Center

The Balance Center provides Balance Testing (VNG) as well as an individualized program of balance therapies, including Vestibular and Foot Physical Therapy. The Center diagnoses and treats patients suffering from dizziness, vertigo, BPPV, imbalance, gait instability and a history of falling. We also provide treatment of foot disorders including plantar fasciitis, foot pain, Achilles tendonitis and ankle sprain. To schedule an appointment, please call the Balance Center at (516) 520-2500.

Case Management / Social Work

The Case Management Team consists of Registered Nurses and Social Workers who provide a comprehensive approach to discharge planning for post hospital care, delivery of services /equipment or placement in an after care facility. The team is available Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm and Social Work Saturday 8:30am to 4:30pm. A social worker is available 24/7 for crisis and emergency intervention.

Chronic Ventilator Unit

This unit offers patients who require mechanical ventilation a bridge between critical care and a rehabilitative or skilled nursing facility. Registered nurses are specially trained to manage a ventilator and to assess lung functioning.

Community Relations

Community Relations attends and supports various activities within our surrounding communities. The hospital provides free programs such as monthly medical educational lectures, and Prostate and Osteoporosis Screening; we also provide space to various community groups that meet in the hospital free of charge.

Critical Care Unit

This unit provides a high level of specialized care for patients whose conditions merit closer than normal attention and supervision. This unit is staffed by specially trained nurses and is equipped with advanced monitoring technology.

Diabetes Education

For your convienence, the Diabetes Education pamphlet is avaialble on line. Click Here to Open the pamphlet
Diabetes Center Schedule
Diabetes Services - 516.520.2214

Emergency Department (ED)

The E.D. is designed, staffed and equipped to evaluate and treat all types of adult and pediatric patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Patients and their families are greeted at the door by a concierge. A registered nurse assesses all patients entering the ED. This triage nurse will ask pertinent questions regarding medical history and present illness. Patients with emergent conditions are seen immediately. Other patients will be assigned to specialized areas of the ED depending on their needs.

Endoscopy Unit

Our private outpatient unit provides both an upper endoscopy that visualizes the upper digestive tract and a colonoscopy that examines the large intestine.

Financial Information

Admission requirements

Insurance billing information must be provided within 24 hours, especially on an Inpatient admission, to ensure that timely notification is made to your insurance carrier. Failure to notify them can result in payment delays or the entire service being denied.

If you do not have any insurance coverage, you may qualify for benefits under a Federal or State entitlement program. Additionally, the hospital offers a community assistance program called Charity Care. If you believe that you may be eligible for Charity Care, and you do not have medical insurance, please contact the Financial Counselor's office at (516) 520-2507 for more information.

For your convenience your hospital bill can be paid online.

Billing process

    In addition to your hospital bill, you may receive separate bills for:
  • Surgeon or physician fees
  • Interpretation of Diagnostic Services
  • Anesthesiologist fees
  • Emergency Medicine Physician Services
  • Fees of consultants or specialists retained through your attending physician

Charity Care

Please click here for our Charity Care Policy Summary: English ~ Spanish
Please click here for Charity Care Income Guidelines Chart: English ~ Spanish

Hyperbaric and Wound Healing Center

Our Center provides comprehensive wound care services for the treatment of chronic, non-healing and/or poorly healing wounds. These services are delivered by physicians and staff specializing in advance wound healing and Hyperbaric Medicine. Our highly specialized team of medical physicians, nurses, and technicians work cohesively to attain outcomes with a 90% success rate, far higher than the national industry average. The Center is open from 7am to 8pm, Monday through Friday and 7am to 12 noon on Saturdays to meet your special needs. Please call (516) 520-2788 to schedule an appointment.

For your convienence, the "Diabetes and Your Diet" pamphlet is avaialble on line. Click Here to Open the pamphlet

Laboratory

This department provides tests performed on blood, body fluids and tissues. Testing categories include Anatomical Pathlogy, Blood Bank, Chemistry, Hematology and Microbiology.

Lithotripsy

This procedure uses sound waves that pass easily through the body, but are strong enough to break up kidney stones. This procedure is performed in the operating room utilizing our Ambulatory Surgery Unit.

Medical Records

All patient information contained in the medical record is confidential and stored in the Medical Records Department. If you need a copy of your medical record, a written release is required.

Medical/Surgical Units

These units are staffed with Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Nursing Assistants and clerical staff to provide care to patients admitted for medical problems or surgical procedures.

Nutritional Services

This department plays a major role in recovery by providing specialized diets and nutritious meals for patients. A Registered Dietitian visits all patients on restricted diets to discuss nutritional needs.

Patient Relations

This department provides an avenue for patients, families and visitors to seek solutions to problems or concerns, by acting as liaison between the patient and hospital staff.

Physical Therapy

This department provides rehabilitation for patients experiencing neuromuscular, orthopedic and other disabilities through physical means such as exercise, heat, electrotherapy and functional activities.

Physician Referral Service

St. Joseph Hospital Medical Staff has 650 physicians who provide the most advanced care in their fields. Our physicians and hospital staff work together to deliver optimum care to all our patients.

Radiology Services provided by "New Island Diagnostic Group"

Our new radiology group is comprised of senior experienced Board Certified Radiologists, many of whom also provide the identical radiological services at St. Francis, The Heart Hospital. This stellar group is led by Scott Sherman MD, and includes Ken Crystal MD, Ken Goodman MD, Alan Zakheim MD, Mark Mandell MD, Lee Stein MD
  • Sub-specialty expertise in all aspects of radiology
  • Twenty years experience on Long Island
  • All physicians are Board Certified in Radiology and/or Nuclear Medicine
  • Rapid reporting of results to referring physicians
    Inpatient and NEW Outpatient Radiology Services are now offered at St. Joseph Hospital
  • CT Scanning
  • CT Biopsy
  • Ultrasound
  • Vascular Laboratory
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • X-Ray
  • Women's Imaging
All Radiology Technologists are licensed by the State of New York.

St. Joseph Hospital Radiology Group:

Name Fellowship (location) Specialty
Scott
Sherman, MD
Nuclear Medicine, CT/ US, body MRI (New York Hospital) Body Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Mammography, PET Imaging
Ken Crystal, MD Interventional Radiology, Body Imaging, Vascular Radiology, (New York University)

(Former Director Interventional Radiology at North Shore Hospital)
Interventional Radiology, Body Imaging, Vascular Radiology
Ken
Goodman, MD
Body Imaging (New York Hospital) Body Imaging
Alan
Zakheim, MD
Interventional Radiology (Long Island Jewish) Interventional Radiology, Fibroid Embolization, Body Imaging
Mark Mandell, MD Neuroradiology (Albert Einstein/ Montefiore) Neuroradiology, Interventional Radiology, MRI
Lee Stein, MD Interventional Radiology (Long Island Jewish) Interventional Radiology, Lung Biopsy, Body Imaging

Respiratory

Staffed 24 hours, seven days a week by New York State licensed Respiratory Therapists and Technicians, this department provides oxygen and nebulized medications ordered by the patient's physician.

Center for Sleep Medicine

The Center for Sleep Medicine will diagnose and recommend appropriate treatments to address all symptoms of sleep disorder, and the Center has recently expanded to six overnight sleep study suites. Your sleep test can be scheduled quickly without waiting. Our hotel-like suites are equipped with queen-sized beds, private baths, flat screen TVs, and sophisticated monitoring equipment.
  • Pulmonary physicians are Board Certified and recognized as experts in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders.
  • Certified Technicians monitor your sleep cycle during an overnight sleep study test
  • The Center offers the latest technology, and highly trained specialists in the field of sleep medicine in a comfortable, contemporary setting.
Please call the Sleep Center, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm at (516) 520-2521 to schedule a sleep study appointment. Our courteous and professional staff will answer your questions, work with your physician's office and obtain necessary insurance authorizations required for a sleep study.

Step Down Unit

This unit represents an intermediate level of care, between critical care and the regular nursing care units. The unit provides specialized nursing care to adult and geriatric patients who require close observation and monitoring of their heart and lung functioning.

Swallowing, Speech & Voice Disorders

The Center provides a comprehensive variety of treatment modalities for children and adults. The program offers evaluation, diagnosis & treatment for swallowimg, speech and voice disorders.

Telemetry Unit

This unit provides care for patients who do not require critical care but do require cardiac monitoring and close nursing supervision.

For patient information call 516.520.2297

Online Health Care Resources

  • Long Island Health Network
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • New York State Department of Health
  • The Greater NY Hospital Association
  • Healthcare Association of NYS
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Cancer Society
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Heart Association
  • American Diabetes Association
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health- Clinical Trials
  • JCAHO
  • Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council